Who is Amanda Owen? All you need to know about The Yorkshire Shepherdess

Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen
Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen has found TV fame on her farm. (BBC)

Amanda Owen has become a huge star since her TV show Our Yorkshire Farm began - but who is the Yorkshire Shepherdess?

Find out all you need to know about Amanda, her family, their farm and her TV fame.

Who is Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owen?

Amanda Owen with her sheep
Amanda Owen is also known as The Yorkshire Shepherdess. (Channel 5)

Amanda Owen is a shepherdess, writer and broadcaster who is mainly known for running a farm in the Yorkshire Dales with her large family.

She first found fame with her husband Clive and their eldest five children in 2011 when they were featured as regulars on the Adrian Edmondson documentary series The Dales for ITV.

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It followed various people living in the Yorkshire Dales and kicked off the Owen family's TV career as they were later cast in an episode of Ben Fogle's Channel 5 programme New Lives in the Wild UK in 2015.

Ben Fogle: Return to the Wild in 2021 revisited the family, who by then had nine children, and in the years in between had begun their own TV series.

Our Yorkshire Farm has been airing since 2018, making a huge star of in particular Amanda, who has become known as The Yorkshire Shepherdess.

Amanda has written five books about her life as a shepherdess.

Who are the Owen family?

Our Yorkshire Farm (Renegade Pictures)
The Owens have nine children. (Renegade Pictures)

In June 2022, Amanda announced that she had split from husband Clive, her senior by 20 years, after 22 years of marriage.

She said: “Clive and I are sad to confirm that we have made the difficult decision to separate.

“This hasn’t been easy, but we both believe it’s the right choice for the future of our family.

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“Although we are no longer a couple, we continue to work on the farm and co-parent together, with our number one priority the happiness and well-being of our children.

“We would like to thank everyone for their support and would ask the media please respect our privacy as we work through this difficult time.”

The family also includes Amanda and Clive's nine children, Raven, Reuben, Miles, Edith, Violet, Sidney, Annas, Clementine and Nancy.

What is Our Yorkshire Farm?

Clive and Amanda Owen star in Our Yorkshire Farm. (Channel 5)
Clive and Amanda Owen star in Our Yorkshire Farm. (Channel 5)

The hit Channel 5 show is a fly-on-the-wall documentary series about the Owens' life at Ravenseat Farm which is in a remote part of Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales.

It follows them throughout the year and has included many tough moments for the family, such as lockdown with nine children, sheep farming during the harsh winter, and power cuts caused by storms and floods.

Viewers love the scenes of farming life and are particularly impressed by Amanda, who has been shown tackling hugely difficult conditions and situations with various small children in tow.

The Owen children have also won over viewers by taking on their fair share of farming tasks and taking responsibility for looking after some of the animals.

Despite the Owens' split, Channel 5 have confirmed that series six of Our Yorkshire Farm will go ahead and that they intend to keep working with the family.

Watch: See the trailer for Our Yorkshire Farm